I had a conversation with a physician about a year ago when COVID began to explode in my community. He said, “When our physical health is compromised, our mental wellness is also impacted.” Most people will agree that a healthy mind is as important as a healthy body. We see…

I recently responded to an article in Psychology Today about leadership written by Victor Lipman, a leadership strategist and contributor. In our exchange we discussed mindful leadership and emotional intelligence. I commented to Mr. Lipman that managers who can demonstrate mindfulness in their interpersonal interactions are likely to be…

Excerpt from Mindful Breathing

As a practice mindfulness has been informed by centuries of buddhist teachings and ancient yogic traditions. The practice of meditation has existed for thousands of years. In its current form, mindfulness was borrowed from the principles of Theravada Buddhism and insight meditation and is based upon…

There are many reasons to teach animation in 21st century education. Animation is both a motivational strategy that leads to higher levels of engagement and deeper learning and an instructional strategy that facilitates knowledge transfer. What is also very exciting about animation is that it is capable of enhancing attention…

Donald D. Matthews, PsyD

Dr. Don Matthews has worked in K-12 and higher education for over 30 years as a learning specialist, lecturer, instructional designer and teacher educator.

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